Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/13/21

Kneelers have been placed near the Sanctuary for the reception of Holy Communion. Our Sunday Gospels of late are coming from John, chapter 6, known as the Bread of Life Discourse. The Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption interrupts the John 6 reading, but also gives us an additional lens by ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/06/21

You may have noticed that kneelers have been placed near the Sanctuary for the reception of Holy Communion. First, Holy Mother Church has deemed it perfectly acceptable to receive Communion in the hand, and it can (& should) be done with great faith and reverence. For most of us, ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 7/30/21

Good Luck and blessings to all those in New Albany and in the New Albany Deanery beginning school this week.

I earnestly pray this year is one that allows greater normalcy in the classroom and in the world. May God make this another wonderful year of learning, growth, excellence ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/23/21

This Sunday, we begin a five-week consecutive read of the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John. This particular chapter is called the “Bread of Life” Discourse. It opens with one of the miracle accounts of the multiplication of loaves and fish, and will move to Jesus Christ’s profound ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/16/21

Join me in welcoming Fr. Dan Dorsey to Holy Family Catholic Church this weekend! Fr. Dorsey is the President of the Glenmary Home Missioners. He will help us see how the Glenmary Missioners provide the Bread of Life to so many of our sisters and brothers, who while impoverished ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/09/21

The Year of St Joseph is a great opportunity to dive more deeply into authentic masculinity and what it looks like when lived faithfully, fully, and freely. St Joseph is a perfect example of a man living prayer, discipline, and fraternity. Often in the Scriptures, Joseph is shown in ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/02/21

This past year, 12-18 men of the parish gathered many of the Friday mornings between October and June. We gathered early – 6:15a in the morning early. There was coffee – lots of it – and donuts. But most important, there were men interested in going deeper into their ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/25/21

Archbishop Thompson recently appointing me to a 3-yr term as Dean of the New Albany Deanery starting 01 July 2021. I am honored (and a little surprised) to serve in this new capacity. The primary duties of the Dean are to coordinate work among neighboring parishes and to liaison ... Read More »

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/18/21

Happy Father’s Day: As we celebrate the gift of fatherhood in this Year of St Joseph, it is good to recall the adjectives Pope France used to describe Joseph in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde: beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, working, and ‘in the shadows’. Joseph, ... Read More »

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/11/21

Mass Attendance

Those who are otherwise healthy are obliged to return to Sunday Mass [“in-person”] by the weekend of June 12-13, 2021. Except for the unique situations as described below, for those who are: seriously ill, exhibit flu-like symptoms and/or may have a contagious disease (including quarantine due to ... Read More »

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